Programs

USF Bulls Walk and Bike Week

Pedestrian and bicycle safety is a very important issue especially in Florida. Florida was ranked #1 for pedestrian fatalities per capita in the U.S. in 2010 based on NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts. To actively promote pedestrian and bicycle safety in the USF campus and its surrounding area to save lives and prevent injuries, the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR)

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Improving Bus Transit Safety through Rewards and Discipline

August 23, 2012 This webcast provides an overview of the recently completed Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 97 report Improving Bus Transit Safety Through Rewards and Discipline- A Synthesis of Transit Practice. The webcast presentation addresses current practices and experiences of public transit agencies in applying both corrective actions and rewards to recognize, motivate, and reinforce a safety culture for

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Patent Awarded: Method for Determining Critical Points in Location Data Generated by Location-Based Applications

Researchers from the Center for Urban Transportation Research and the USF Computer Science and Engineering Department were awarded a patent for U.S. Patent # 8,249,807 – Method for Determining Critical Points in Location Data Generated by Location-Based Applications – Reduces the amount of location data sent over a wireless network by pre-filtering the data on-board a mobile device and eliminating “non-critical”

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) from a Public Transportation Perspective

August 9, 2012 This webcast presents the highlights of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) from a public transportation perspective. Download a PDF copy of the presentation. Presented by: Brian Tynan, Director of Government Relations and Rob Healy, Vice President for Government Affairs, American Public Transportation Association Recording https://youtu.be/ocFsuWi9g64 AICP Status AICP-CM credit is not available

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Commuter Assistance Program Evaluation for the State of Florida

In previous work for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), CUTR identified performance measures and developed a modified set of evaluation procedures for the Commuter Assistance Programs (CAPs) that FDOT funds in different regions of the state.

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Estimating Costs and Benefits of Emissions Reduction Strategies for Transit by Extending the TRIMMS Model

This study details the development of a series of improvements to the Trip Reduction Impacts of Mobility Management Strategies (TRIMMS™) model.

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Project UCARE: Uniform Cost Accounting and Reporting Elements for TDM Programs

The primary objective of Project UCARE (Uniform Cost Accounting and Reporting Elements) is to develop and test a candidate reporting system which will accumulate commuter assistance program industry financial and operating results by uniform categories.

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Enabling Cost‐Effective Multimodal Trip Planners through Open Transit Data

This study examined whether multimodal trip planners can be developed using open‐source software and open data sources.

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Travel Assistance Device Deployment to Transit Agencies

The ability to travel where and when one desires is a basic requirement for independent living that most people take for granted.

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Measuring the Impacts of Employer-Based TDM Strategies on Transportation System Performance

Faced with substantial funding shortfalls in meeting transportation needs, one of Washington State Department of Transportation’s key strategies for persevering mobility is improving the efficient operation of the existing transportation facilities by increasing the use of transportation demand management (TDM) strategies to decrease drive alone rates.

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Developing a Technique that Predicts the Impacts of Transportation Demand Management (TDM) on a Transportation System

Given declining resources, pressing problems, and environmental constraints, state departments of transportation (DOTs) are increasingly motivated to manage peak demand of vehicle trips as a way to mitigate congestion and improve overall performance of the highway system.

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Developing a Framework for a Toolkit for Carbon Footprint that Integrates Transit (CFIT)

The purpose of this research was to evaluate five transportation planning processes used in Florida to determine how greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions considerations can be incorporated into the processes.

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